This paper examines political and economic reform in Burma. The author provides a basic introduction to the history of Burma, geographical and demographic information, economic indicators, and the military government’s structure. Obstacles to reforms, including the junta’s problematic relationship with the National League for Democracy and other domestic opposition groups and economic failure are examined.
Tin Maung Maung Than
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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